Monday, 27 February 2012

Diamond in the rough.

‎"You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” 
― Marianne Williamson, Return to Love

Why are we so afraid to shine?
Are we worried what others may think of us?
Worried where God might take us,
what he will ask us to do?
For years I feel I have been 'playing it safe'
obeying God when he spoke mainly,
but in some areas i just cringed at the thought of 
letting it all go....

He has called me to a very narrow gate.
In order to walk through it,
I first had to take off the ruck sack of burdens on my back.
They consisted of worrying what others will think of me.
Fear of looking strange,
being isolated and alone in my walk.
But at the end off the day,
My desire is to serve God.
Follow Him where ever he may take me.
So I shed the cloak that protects me.
Let it fall to the floor,
exposing my vulnerability,
stand transparent before all,
Letting everything within my heart spill out for all to see,
and walk toward my Lord.


Tuesday, 21 February 2012

New name...

You may notice the new name..
I started this blog with no idea where it would take me,
I thought it would be a useful journal,
perhaps a place for memories,
but it has grown into something a bit more.
I recently started a new facebook page to be 
light to those who are searching and I would like this to be a broader-wider- in depth version of what I post over there.
The new name comes from the inspiration found in Philippians:

'So that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe'
Philippians 2:15

I pray it will be a space for God to be glorified.


Mirror, mirror on the wall....

 For years, God gave me a recurring vision of myself as a little girl, looking into a mirror. The reflection was not of a little girl, but of a woman, fully grown, wearing royal clothing and she stood tall and confident. He kept telling me, that reflection of myself was correct, yet I could not see it. Over time, as I read of his truth and lived in his light, communicated with him in prayer and thought and deed, I started to feel that change taking place on the inside of me. God exists outside of the realms and confines of time. He knows my beginning and he knows my end. He already knows every day I will ever live and whom I choose to serve. I choose Him. I choose a life of surrender and love. Because of this, I see evidence of this verse in my own life. I would recommend it! ♥
'All of us, with no covering on our faces, show the shining-greatness of the Lord as in a mirror. All the time we are being changed to look like Him, with more and more of His shining-greatness. This change is from the Lord Who is the Spirit.'2 Corinthians 3:18

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

You make beautiful things!

Ever feel like you could just burst?
Bubbling with creativity,
But the words do not do any justice to how you feel on the inside?
Perhaps a piece of music or a dance could express it better?
A picture,
A sound...
The overflow of my understanding of the beauty of God feels this way.
For too long He has been put in a box..
Many boxes in fact.
One marked 
Another marked
Another may say

My soul has no box for God.
He is breaking out of anything I could have ever contained him in.
His light is shining into dark places,
Turning everything beautiful.
He is 
He is
He is

A new sun is rising on a very dark world,
Shedding light into searching hearts,
Breaking open dark places 
And filling them with his 

I watch like a child,
As this light grows and moves across the wasteland,
Bringing it all to life as it moves.

A new day....

Is dawning.

When God lives within you,
You cannot help to feel a part of this.
My heart is also bursting,
Filling with the warmth of this 
"Wake up oh Sleeper...Arise!"

All the Angels proclaim it..
Just listen hard enough...



Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Heavenly Per -specks - tive!

God gave me this picture today, which
I tried to capture in the text below:

The little girl looked sad. "Hold my hand" came the deep, fatherly sound of the mans voice.  Her head stayed low, sulking. She reluctantly lifted her hand to his. He gripped it hard, then squeezed it once to get her attention. She looked up at him. His face smiled, his deep set eyes, wrinkled at their edges. A man of years, but his face was full with such gentleness, safety and wisdom. She got caught up in his gaze. She looked at him questioning his motive. "Why are you so sad?" She shrugged. "Its not as I imagined." The words poured from her mouth freely. There was no hiding here, only freedom to speak. After all, he knew every part of her heart already. He just cared to ask. "I feel disappointed, let down, I wonder what I should do next?" "Go on" He listened well. "I guess I feel a little lost in it all. I know we are headed somewhere, on this road, that you and I are walking together, but I wonder what the past was all for?" "I understand." She looked at his eyes to see if he would give her an answer. No answer came. He reached into his pocket and handed something to her. "Try these on for size." He handed her a pair of sun glasses. She took them and placed the oversized frames on her small, childlike face. "What are these for?" she asked curiously. "They will show you what I see." She squinted her eyes, and tried to focus on the path ahead. The sun shone so brightly, even brighter through this glass. It made her stop in her tracks. She held them to her face, and turned around in a circle. Every angle of the journey was viewed differently. The path behind her, the side view, the road ahead. Suddenly she saw it..differently. It was bright, very bright. It was clear. It filled her heart with a transient peace. She let out a deep sigh and a smile followed.  "I like these glasses. I like Your view on things. Can I keep them?" He smiled, glanced at the path ahead, " I would like it if you did." He looked back down at her little face. His heart brimmed with love for her. She felt it. A comfortable silence joined them as they started back on their walk... "Trust God from the bottom of your heart;  don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;  he's the one who will keep you on track. Don't assume that you know it all.  Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health,  your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor God with everything you own;  give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst,  your wine vats will brim over. But don't, dear friend, resent God's discipline;  don't sulk under his loving correction. It's the child he loves that God corrects;  a father's delight is behind all this." Proverbs 3:6 ♥

Let go and let God

Today I am using someone else's words to describe exactly what God has been saying to me,
It is taken from 
a motivational page named

We all go through disappointments, setbacks and things that we don’t understand. Maybe you prayed for a loved one, but they didn’t get well. Or maybe you worked hard for a promotion, but you didn’t get it. You stood in faith for a relationship, but it didn’t work out. One of the best things you can do is release it. Let it go. Don’t dwell on it anymore. If you go around wondering why things didn’t work out, all that’s going to do is lead to bitterness, resentment and self-pity. Before long, you’ll be blaming others, blaming yourself, or even God. You may not have understood what happened. It may not have been fair. But when you release it, it’s an act of your faith. You’re saying, “God, I trust You. I know You’re in control. And even though it didn’t work out my way, You said, ‘All things are going to work together for my good.’ So I believe You still have something good in my future.”

There is power in letting go of the past and the frustration of trying to figure everything out. When you release your questions, you are saying, “God, You are in control. I trust You.” And when you put your hope in God, that’s when He can heal your heart and lead you forward into His path of blessing.

I am learning this one at the moment, It is hard to step back, and just watch God take over!
Yet is necessary. 
It is Faith.
Be blessed,
Stretch and grow a little more today.


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Sign posts

Ever get one of those moments when you feel that God is using circumstances to speak to you? Last time I saw this sign and had it 'stand out' to me was just before I conceived with my 3rd child. I heard God speak to my heart about change of priorities and having to step away from some things I was involved in and prepare myself physically and emotionally for another child. Well yesterday this sign post ( not this exact one but same wording) Jumped out at me again....When God speaks, in signs, whispers, circumstances. Take the time to listen. He may only say it the once :-)
"For I have known the thoughts that I am thinking towards you -- an affirmation of Jehovah; thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give to you posterity and hope." Jeremiah 29:11


Friday, 3 February 2012

Out of darkness into Glorious light.

I just wanted to share this and briefly touch on what it has taught me. Imagine yourself as this bean. Shoved into the darkness, a cold and lonely surrounding, you may be forgiven to ask, "Why?" But then something happens...Out of the darkness, you start to grow. You put your roots out and find a firm grip to strengthen yourself. Then this overwhelming desire comes from your core to find a way out of this darkness. You are surprised by your determination and instinctive knowledge to find 'light.' When you push past the dirt, the rock, the obstacles, you burst forth into a new day, full of light. You rejoice in your new found freedom and stretch out your arms heavenward. 
do not curse the darkness that you find yourself in, thank it, for it will bring out something beautiful, if you trust in the creator of light. ♥

We are his servants because the same God who said that light should shine out of darkness has given us light. For that reason we bring to light the knowledge about God's glory which shines from Christ's face.
2 Corinthians 4:6


Thursday, 2 February 2012


‎'There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear is by suspicion, but he who fears is not grown up in love.' 

1 John 4:18

What are you afraid of? Being yourself? Being vulnerable & transparent before others. Why are we so afraid to be this way? For FEAR of rejection? Misunderstanding...?
When you know that you are perfect in Gods love you can start to remove those layers of insecurity. You can start to Shine a bit brighter, Live a bit louder, Write a bit bolder,  for fear has lost her grip..In order to be transparent, you must first be grounded in a secure foundation of perfect love. Then you will be strong enough to the stars!

Knowing that the most important person BELIEVES in you,
HOLDS you,
gives you spiritual
to be 
The way you were created to be.
No amount of self belief will give you the genuine self assurance that the holy Father can!
We can immitate it,
fake it,
force it....
but the real stuff is heaven sent <3



Thank-you to the editors at Peaceful parenting who made a feature of my poem.
Many blessings.



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